Last week, HP announced its first 3D computing product Sprout PC. Today, Dell has revealed their “smart desk” workspace of the future concept. It looks similar to HP Sprout PC except for the projector and 3D camera. It has dual displays and one the display will have custom content depending on the app you are running.
- Once an innovation proves to greatly increase productivity, it becomes hard to remember how we got by using the antiquated method it replaced: rolodexes vs digital contacts, faxes vs emails, typewriters vs computers. The Dell smart desk concept revolutionizes the productivity of digital artists, engineers, architects, and scientific analysts operating high-performance professional applications with the introduction of a new interactive zone. By combining interactive LCD touch screens with innovations in user experience in conjunction with participation from key Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners and Dell Precision workstation performance, the Dell smart desk will change creative, design, and analysis workflows for the better while introducing a new, immersive way for professionals to interact with those demanding workflows.
- Placed in a natural, horizontal location that is more comfortable for touch interaction, the Dell smart desk provides a work surface that aligns closely with the productivity requirements of professional software applications. Paired with a vertical display and powered by plug-ins to key ISV applications, it instinctually separates seeing from doing; primary work activities are close to the user while secondary ones are further away, accessible through intuitive screen swipes. Ten-plus finger touch functions as well as high-performance pen functions and gestures, paired with a new generation of tools naturally located on a horizontal surface, will allow users to easily manipulate digital content without having to step away from the task at hand. This digital desktop allows for multiple desks to be clustered around specific projects, notes that can be searched and shared, and better organization with scaling and stacking of growing content. In fact, any smart desk workspace will allow users to pick up their work session wherever they left it—regardless of location. This means that the creative cycle will never miss a beat.